How Much Do You Have To Weigh For Gastric Bypass | Weight Loss Surgery Tips


Anticipated Weight Loss From Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery could make you lose weight. I’m not aware of anybody who has needed the surgery and not lost a few pounds. Therefore the question is not if you are going to lose weight. Instead, just how much weight are you going to lose?

How much do you have to weigh for gastric bypass?

How Much Weight Am I Going To Lose?
The quantity of weight you will lose varies according to several factors. These factors incorporate, diet plan, exercise, lifestyle, as well as your overall dedication to changing old habits. The size the doctor makes your stomach and the length of the roux limb can make a small improvement in weight loss but a majority of the time these surgical differences are small. And these days, most surgeons have comparable techniques once they perform gastric bypass surgery more minimizing surgical differences.

However let’s assume that you need to do everything immediately after surgery. You’ve modified your diet (gastric bypass causes some dietary changes, that is why gastric bypass results in more weight loss compared to most other procedures), you’re working out regularly and you try to sit less and be energetic more. How much are you going to weigh when all is stated and done?

Average Overweight Loss With Gastric Bypass Surgery
Before we make any specific calculations, let’s check out the average weight loss from gastric bypass surgery. Since different persons have different heights and weights and therefore different body mass index’s, we are unable to measure anticipated weight loss in pounds. Somebody who is 6 foot 2 and 400 lbs should lose a different amount of weight than somebody who is 5 foot 4 and 220 lbs. However these two patients should lose the same percent of their overweight.

Example 1
Person 1 is 6 foot 2 and 400 lbs:
Person 1’s ideal weight is 194 .7 lbs. has 205 .3 lbs of excess weight. He loses 65% of his excess weight, 133 lbs. So the new weight is 266 lbs 2 years after surgical treatment.

Example 2
Person 2 is 5 foot 4 and 250 lbs.
Person 2’s ideal weight is 145 .6 lbs. has 104 .4 lbs of excess weight. She loses 65% of her excess weight, 68 lbs. So the new weight is 182 lbs, 2 years after surgical treatment.

You will see how person 1 lost 133 lbs and person 2 lost 68 lbs but each of them lost the same percent of their excess weight. That is why we measure average weight loss after weight loss surgery as a percentage of excess weight.

On average gastric bypass sufferers lose about 70% (Bariatric Surgery, A Systemic Review and Meta Analysis, 2004) of their excess weight. Simple word, 70% is a great number to use when figuring your anticipated weight loss after gastric bypass.